Nicoise Salad

The classic Nicoise is a salad composed of tomatoes, tuna, hard boiled eggs, Nicoise olives and anchovies dressed with a vinaigrette. But who says that when you are tired after working all day, the temperature is rising and you want … Continue reading

Cinnamon Chip Muffins

When we had only been open two or three years, a lovely couple stayed with us and she commented that she had a really good muffin recipe she’d like to share. I can’t tell you how many times we have … Continue reading

My Favorite Fruit

Champagne grapes Have you ever been asked, “What three things would a stranger find in your refrigerator?” Well, one of the three for me is grapes. I LOVE grapes – purple grapes, red grapes, green grapes. And I use them … Continue reading

Strawberry Shortcake Bars

This recipe was originally from the cookbook “Baking” but was for Blueberry Cookies. We have adapted it for strawberries and have found them to be so much better when baked into bars. This is one of my very favorite desserts … Continue reading

Stuffed French Toast with Orange Syrup

INGREDIENTS 6 1-inch slices of french bread 4 ounces of cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup orange marmalade 3 eggs 3/4 cup milk 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon Dash of ground nutmeg 2 tablespoons butter or margarine DIRECTIONS Stuffed French … Continue reading

Spinach Pesto Salad Dressing

Who remembers that song from the first Muppets Movie, “It’s not Easy Being Green?” For some reason that song always pops into my head when I make Pesto. And, who can resist that beautiful emerald green color and that fresh … Continue reading

Summer Italian Bread Salad

Oh my, this is such a delicious and easy recipe that makes a great dinner out of summer’s fresh bounty. This recipe could be easily converted to a vegetarian salad. I’ve not had any success growing tomatoes in Arkansas this … Continue reading

Mexican Summer Bean Salad

This is the perfect salad to bring to a potluck or to serve along with barbecued meats. It is easy, nutritious and very tasty. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cup olive oil (EVOO) 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1 clove garlic, minced … Continue reading

Baked Salmon Filet with Herbed Tomato Crumble Crust

This was an experiment one evening that went terribly well. We all loved it. There were no leftovers…zero. INGREDIENTS  1.5 pounds salmon fillet, preferably wild caught steel head 4 slices old white bread, diced 4 tablespoons butter, melted 1/4 cup … Continue reading

The Very Best Carrot Cake. Ever

One of my great weaknesses (okay, I have many!) is carrot cake.  My grandmother’s version is one my family has used for years; it never fails.  The cream cheese icing isn’t too bad either. But earlier this month I tasted … Continue reading